Bethel S. Reaker, 68, Nappanee, passed away at home unexpectedly of natural causes at 5:35 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.
Bethel was born March 8, 1948 to Leonard and Jessie (Small) Stouder in Elkhart. She was a graduate of Nappanee High School. On Aug. 6, 1966 she married Roger Reaker in Bremen. She was a homemaker and a fulltime grandma. Her family, especially her grandchildren meant everything to her. She made a point to go to all of their sporting events.
She is survived by her husband, Roger; daughters: Shelley (Dane) Bradberry, Shannon (Tobias) Sell, both of Nappanee; and Heather (Troy) Sell, Bourbon; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; siblings: William (Barb) Stouder, Nappanee; Robert (Linda) Stouder, New Carlisle, Fran Stouder, Nappanee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Joseph Stouder.
Family and friends may call 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Union Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Team Mila.